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Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Andy Burnham has accused the Chancellor of "trying to penny pinch" and "responding to the pandemic on the cheap" as the Mayor of Greater Manchester gears up fo [...]

Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'respo...→
ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA allowances have frequently been used as a tax-free, and therefore popular, way to save, however, a think-tank has suggested the measure should be scrapped [...]

Read full article: ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free...→
Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with budget’

Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with budget’

The chancellor needs to present a budget this autumn to help businesses and workers to see through the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, a former Treasu [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with b...→
Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the problem' in Tier 3 lockdown row

Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the problem' in Tier 3 lockdown row

The mayor of Greater Manchester, who has called for more financial support for the area after it was plunged into a Tier 3 lockdown, says Rishi Sunak is 'the p [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the pr...→
Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Mayor Andy Burnham has blamed Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being "the problem" in the row over a lockdown for Greater Manchester, as confusion was cast over talk [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greate...→
Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to hold the line against a circuit-breaker lockdown

Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to hold the line against a circuit-breaker lockdown

The chancellor will do all he can to prevent a short-term national lockdown, which he believes would be ineffective, cost more jobs, and cause unnecessary deat [...]

Read full article: Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to...→
Can't afford to join the Peloton revolution? Try these cheaper indoor cycling alternatives

Can't afford to join the Peloton revolution? Try these cheaper indoor cycling alternatives

Rishi Sunak is a fan of Peloton, but what if it's beyond your budget? We sampled some of the more affordable options instead

Read full article: Can't afford to join the Peloton revolut...→
Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to every self-employed worker in UK

Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to every self-employed worker in UK

The scheme was established by Chancellor Rishi Sunak after the old furlough process wound down, with it set to end in two weeks time, on October 31

Read full article: Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to eve...→
UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'

UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'

Medics favour series of short lockdowns ‘to buy time’ as chancellor Rishi Sunak says regional tiered action is best

Read full article: UK doctors and health experts back Covid...→
Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing north' with slashed grants for pubs

Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing north' with slashed grants for pubs

The Chancellor announced last week that medium-sized venues forced to close in a Tier 3 lockdown would get £500 a week - far less than during the first lockdow [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing ...→
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Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned tax rises would be 'unforgivable error'

Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned tax rises would be 'unforgivable error'

RISHI SUNAK has been warned raising taxes to repair public finances ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would be an "act of self-sabotage" in the midst of such [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned ...→
Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a tough winter for the UK due to Covid

Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a tough winter for the UK due to Covid

RISHI Sunak gave the Cabinet Brexit war committee a “reality check” on the “bumpy” winter coming if there is No Deal with the country already suffering because [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a toug...→
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Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube funding crisis 

Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube funding crisis 

Business leaders say that a cut in funding for Transport for London will deter companies from doing business in the capital

Read full article: Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube f...→
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Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoice to Rishi Sunak for student debt

Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoice to Rishi Sunak for student debt

"Since he feels people working in the arts sector should retrain and seek 'new opportunities' it seemed only fair to get a refund on my previous degree so I am [...]

Read full article: Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoic...→
Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline Matt Hancock over lockdown

Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline Matt Hancock over lockdown

Mr Hancock, seen as a Cabinet 'dove' who supports efforts to protect health before the economy, was accused last week of trying to 'bounce' Mr Johnson into a h [...]

Read full article: Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline...→
Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'can't wait to get stuck in', says expert

Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'can't wait to get stuck in', says expert

BORIS Johnson showed he still wants to be liked by voters while Chancellor Rishi Sunak looked like he ‘wants to get stuck in’ to tackling coronavirus during th [...]

Read full article: Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'c...→
The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...]

Read full article: The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made...→

Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fight Covid recession 'like a war'

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned the economic effects of coronavirus could last a decade and urged the UK Government to support businesses and job [...]

Read full article: Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fi...→
Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss warns of employment consequences of Tier 2 measures

Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss warns of employment consequences of Tier 2 measures

PUB Chief Executive of Greene King has called for Rishi Sunak to offer greater support to businesses as tougher coronavirus restrictions are implemented across [...]

Read full article: Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss w...→
Thousands of Brits could be missing out on stamp duty holiday savings worth £15k

Thousands of Brits could be missing out on stamp duty holiday savings worth £15k

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the stamp duty holiday for Brits as part of his mini-Budget with the temporary tax relief due to end on March 31, 2021

Read full article: Thousands of Brits could be missing out ...→
Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue schemes

Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue schemes

When one of Greg Taylor’s clients tried to take out a government-backed loan to buy his wife a Range Rover, he thought he had seen it all. That was until Taylo [...]

Read full article: Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue sch...→
Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m with new VAT hike ‘Kick in the teeth’

Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m with new VAT hike ‘Kick in the teeth’

BRITISH holidaymakers could have to stump up an extra £12 million on airport shopping each year because of a new tax change, new analysis has revealed. It foll [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m w...→
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Chamber and colleges team up for Kickstart

Chamber and colleges team up for Kickstart

The county's further education specialists are to work with a business organisation to deliver Rishi Sunak's Kickstart programme for young people.

Read full article: Chamber and colleges team up for Kicksta...→
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Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's stark lockdown warning

Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's stark lockdown warning

Plus: Manchester and London 'set for higher lockdown tiers' & PM demands round-the-clock Brexit talks

Read full article: Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's ...→
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs

Rishi Sunak is one of a handful of cabinet ministers who are resisting calls Britain to enter a two-week circuit breaker lockdown. But a YouGov poll found 68 p [...]

Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-bre...→
Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would inflict terrible harm

Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would inflict terrible harm

Ministers braced for announcement of two-week 'circuit-breaker', but Chancellor warns measure would be 'blunt instrument'

Read full article: Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would in...→
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How the left can reclaim entrepreneurship

How the left can reclaim entrepreneurship

As our long autumn of discontent began, Rishi Sunak used his Conservative conference speech to conjure an image of a heroic figure capable of dispelling the gl [...]

Read full article: How the left can reclaim entrepreneurshi...→
Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoid 'act of self-sabotage'

Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoid 'act of self-sabotage'

With Britain's national debt topping £2trillion, the Centre for Policy Studies has warned Rishi Sunak a rise in taxes to cover the Covid-19 crisis could be an [...]

Read full article: Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoi...→

How Rishi Sunak battled scientists, Gove and Hancock in bid to see off circuit breaker lockdown

Cabinet ministers discussed for three weeks the guidance from Sage advisers which stated that a national lockdown of 28 days was needed

Read full article: How Rishi Sunak battled scientists, Gove...→
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Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sunak to U-turn on Duty Free

Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sunak to U-turn on Duty Free

Conservative Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey today upped the pressure on chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse the plan to end duty free shopping for tourists. The go [...]

Read full article: Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sun...→
Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has reaffirmed the Government's objectives of providing financial support during the next round of Covid-19 restriction [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winte...→
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‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year from taxes’

‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year from taxes’

The Treasury will need to raise £40 billion more a year from taxes in the aftermath of Covid-19, an influential think tank will say today.The Institute for Fis [...]

Read full article: ‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year fro...→
European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

Economists warn Europe’s economy could hit a double-dip recession with Covid-19 second wave... Economists worry rising coronavirus infections and fresh governm [...]

Read full article: European double-dip recession concerns, ...→
Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lockdowns as police given Test and Trace data - follow live

Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lockdowns as police given Test and Trace data - follow live

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has blamed the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, for being “the problem” in the row over a lockdown for the city.... The [...]

Read full article: Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lo...→
Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace data shared with police -LIVE

Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace data shared with police -LIVE

The row over a possible Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester is continuing , with Mayor Andy Burnham blaming Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being “the problem” amid confu [...]

Read full article: Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace...→
Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loopholes and force it to pay more tax

Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loopholes and force it to pay more tax

AMAZON faces new laws to break its stranglehold on internet shopping ­ and force it to pay more tax. Ministers are considering extra safeguards to give smaller [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loophol...→
Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting catastrophic economic pain’ on UK

Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting catastrophic economic pain’ on UK

RISHI SUNAK risks inflicting serious economic pain on the UK as the country looks to negate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor has been war [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting ...→
Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ former homelessness tsar warns

Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ former homelessness tsar warns

THE government’s former homelessness adviser warned today that Britain faces a “period of destitution,” with families struggling to afford food and buy shoes f [...]

Read full article: Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ ...→
Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi Sunak and the death of fun

Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi Sunak and the death of fun

I know that snakes feature heavily in Polly Morgan’s art but I still do a double take when her partner, fellow artist Mat Collishaw, opens the door to the high [...]

Read full article: Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi S...→
Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap shots from sidelines’ with COVID plan

Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap shots from sidelines’ with COVID plan

Rishi Sunak has warned that a second national lockdown would cause "significant damage" to people's lives and livelihoods. In a Commons debate, the Chancellor [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap sh...→
Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Commons for another lockdown

Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Commons for another lockdown

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak tried to fight off growing pressure for another national lockdown today as other senior ministers said privately that it was inev [...]

Read full article: Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Comm...→
North holds out for lockdown money as '67% of wages doesn't cut it!'

North holds out for lockdown money as '67% of wages doesn't cut it!'

They reacted after Rishi Sunak last night reiterated his new furlough scheme covering two-thirds of staff pay in firms forced legally to close under new rules, [...]

Read full article: North holds out for lockdown money as '6...→
PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

All you need to know as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Read full article: PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restric...→
Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Andy Burnham has accused the Chancellor of "trying to penny pinch" and "responding to the pandemic on the cheap" as the Mayor of Greater Manchester gears up fo [...]

Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'respo...→

Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fight Covid recession 'like a war'

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned the economic effects of coronavirus could last a decade and urged the UK Government to support businesses and job [...]

Read full article: Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fi...→
Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with budget’

Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with budget’

The chancellor needs to present a budget this autumn to help businesses and workers to see through the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, a former Treasu [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with b...→
Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lockdowns as police given Test and Trace data - follow live

Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lockdowns as police given Test and Trace data - follow live

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has blamed the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, for being “the problem” in the row over a lockdown for the city.... The [...]

Read full article: Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lo...→
Thousands of Brits could be missing out on stamp duty holiday savings worth £15k

Thousands of Brits could be missing out on stamp duty holiday savings worth £15k

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the stamp duty holiday for Brits as part of his mini-Budget with the temporary tax relief due to end on March 31, 2021

Read full article: Thousands of Brits could be missing out ...→
Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Mayor Andy Burnham has blamed Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being "the problem" in the row over a lockdown for Greater Manchester, as confusion was cast over talk [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greate...→
Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loopholes and force it to pay more tax

Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loopholes and force it to pay more tax

AMAZON faces new laws to break its stranglehold on internet shopping ­ and force it to pay more tax. Ministers are considering extra safeguards to give smaller [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loophol...→
Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m with new VAT hike ‘Kick in the teeth’

Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m with new VAT hike ‘Kick in the teeth’

BRITISH holidaymakers could have to stump up an extra £12 million on airport shopping each year because of a new tax change, new analysis has revealed. It foll [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m w...→
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Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ former homelessness tsar warns

Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ former homelessness tsar warns

THE government’s former homelessness adviser warned today that Britain faces a “period of destitution,” with families struggling to afford food and buy shoes f [...]

Read full article: Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ ...→
Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to every self-employed worker in UK

Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to every self-employed worker in UK

The scheme was established by Chancellor Rishi Sunak after the old furlough process wound down, with it set to end in two weeks time, on October 31

Read full article: Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to eve...→
Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap shots from sidelines’ with COVID plan

Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap shots from sidelines’ with COVID plan

Rishi Sunak has warned that a second national lockdown would cause "significant damage" to people's lives and livelihoods. In a Commons debate, the Chancellor [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap sh...→
Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs

Rishi Sunak is one of a handful of cabinet ministers who are resisting calls Britain to enter a two-week circuit breaker lockdown. But a YouGov poll found 68 p [...]

Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-bre...→
Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing north' with slashed grants for pubs

Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing north' with slashed grants for pubs

The Chancellor announced last week that medium-sized venues forced to close in a Tier 3 lockdown would get £500 a week - far less than during the first lockdow [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing ...→
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Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Commons for another lockdown

Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Commons for another lockdown

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak tried to fight off growing pressure for another national lockdown today as other senior ministers said privately that it was inev [...]

Read full article: Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Comm...→
How the left can reclaim entrepreneurship

How the left can reclaim entrepreneurship

As our long autumn of discontent began, Rishi Sunak used his Conservative conference speech to conjure an image of a heroic figure capable of dispelling the gl [...]

Read full article: How the left can reclaim entrepreneurshi...→
Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a tough winter for the UK due to Covid

Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a tough winter for the UK due to Covid

RISHI Sunak gave the Cabinet Brexit war committee a “reality check” on the “bumpy” winter coming if there is No Deal with the country already suffering because [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a toug...→
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How Rishi Sunak battled scientists, Gove and Hancock in bid to see off circuit breaker lockdown

Cabinet ministers discussed for three weeks the guidance from Sage advisers which stated that a national lockdown of 28 days was needed

Read full article: How Rishi Sunak battled scientists, Gove...→
  • #Sunak
Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoice to Rishi Sunak for student debt

Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoice to Rishi Sunak for student debt

"Since he feels people working in the arts sector should retrain and seek 'new opportunities' it seemed only fair to get a refund on my previous degree so I am [...]

Read full article: Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoic...→
North holds out for lockdown money as '67% of wages doesn't cut it!'

North holds out for lockdown money as '67% of wages doesn't cut it!'

They reacted after Rishi Sunak last night reiterated his new furlough scheme covering two-thirds of staff pay in firms forced legally to close under new rules, [...]

Read full article: North holds out for lockdown money as '6...→
Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has reaffirmed the Government's objectives of providing financial support during the next round of Covid-19 restriction [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winte...→
  • #Sunak
Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'can't wait to get stuck in', says expert

Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'can't wait to get stuck in', says expert

BORIS Johnson showed he still wants to be liked by voters while Chancellor Rishi Sunak looked like he ‘wants to get stuck in’ to tackling coronavirus during th [...]

Read full article: Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'c...→
The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...]

Read full article: The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made...→
ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA allowances have frequently been used as a tax-free, and therefore popular, way to save, however, a think-tank has suggested the measure should be scrapped [...]

Read full article: ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free...→
European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

Economists warn Europe’s economy could hit a double-dip recession with Covid-19 second wave... Economists worry rising coronavirus infections and fresh governm [...]

Read full article: European double-dip recession concerns, ...→
Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss warns of employment consequences of Tier 2 measures

Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss warns of employment consequences of Tier 2 measures

PUB Chief Executive of Greene King has called for Rishi Sunak to offer greater support to businesses as tougher coronavirus restrictions are implemented across [...]

Read full article: Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss w...→
Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the problem' in Tier 3 lockdown row

Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the problem' in Tier 3 lockdown row

The mayor of Greater Manchester, who has called for more financial support for the area after it was plunged into a Tier 3 lockdown, says Rishi Sunak is 'the p [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the pr...→
Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace data shared with police -LIVE

Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace data shared with police -LIVE

The row over a possible Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester is continuing , with Mayor Andy Burnham blaming Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being “the problem” amid confu [...]

Read full article: Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace...→
Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue schemes

Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue schemes

When one of Greg Taylor’s clients tried to take out a government-backed loan to buy his wife a Range Rover, he thought he had seen it all. That was until Taylo [...]

Read full article: Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue sch...→
Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to hold the line against a circuit-breaker lockdown

Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to hold the line against a circuit-breaker lockdown

The chancellor will do all he can to prevent a short-term national lockdown, which he believes would be ineffective, cost more jobs, and cause unnecessary deat [...]

Read full article: Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to...→
Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting catastrophic economic pain’ on UK

Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting catastrophic economic pain’ on UK

RISHI SUNAK risks inflicting serious economic pain on the UK as the country looks to negate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor has been war [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting ...→
Chamber and colleges team up for Kickstart

Chamber and colleges team up for Kickstart

The county's further education specialists are to work with a business organisation to deliver Rishi Sunak's Kickstart programme for young people.

Read full article: Chamber and colleges team up for Kicksta...→
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Can't afford to join the Peloton revolution? Try these cheaper indoor cycling alternatives

Can't afford to join the Peloton revolution? Try these cheaper indoor cycling alternatives

Rishi Sunak is a fan of Peloton, but what if it's beyond your budget? We sampled some of the more affordable options instead

Read full article: Can't afford to join the Peloton revolut...→
Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi Sunak and the death of fun

Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi Sunak and the death of fun

I know that snakes feature heavily in Polly Morgan’s art but I still do a double take when her partner, fellow artist Mat Collishaw, opens the door to the high [...]

Read full article: Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi S...→
Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's stark lockdown warning

Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's stark lockdown warning

Plus: Manchester and London 'set for higher lockdown tiers' & PM demands round-the-clock Brexit talks

Read full article: Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's ...→
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UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'

UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'

Medics favour series of short lockdowns ‘to buy time’ as chancellor Rishi Sunak says regional tiered action is best

Read full article: UK doctors and health experts back Covid...→
Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would inflict terrible harm

Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would inflict terrible harm

Ministers braced for announcement of two-week 'circuit-breaker', but Chancellor warns measure would be 'blunt instrument'

Read full article: Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would in...→
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Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned tax rises would be 'unforgivable error'

Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned tax rises would be 'unforgivable error'

RISHI SUNAK has been warned raising taxes to repair public finances ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would be an "act of self-sabotage" in the midst of such [...]

Read full article: Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned ...→
Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoid 'act of self-sabotage'

Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoid 'act of self-sabotage'

With Britain's national debt topping £2trillion, the Centre for Policy Studies has warned Rishi Sunak a rise in taxes to cover the Covid-19 crisis could be an [...]

Read full article: Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoi...→
Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube funding crisis 

Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube funding crisis 

Business leaders say that a cut in funding for Transport for London will deter companies from doing business in the capital

Read full article: Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube f...→
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Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sunak to U-turn on Duty Free

Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sunak to U-turn on Duty Free

Conservative Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey today upped the pressure on chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse the plan to end duty free shopping for tourists. The go [...]

Read full article: Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sun...→
Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline Matt Hancock over lockdown

Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline Matt Hancock over lockdown

Mr Hancock, seen as a Cabinet 'dove' who supports efforts to protect health before the economy, was accused last week of trying to 'bounce' Mr Johnson into a h [...]

Read full article: Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline...→
PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

All you need to know as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Read full article: PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restric...→
‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year from taxes’

‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year from taxes’

The Treasury will need to raise £40 billion more a year from taxes in the aftermath of Covid-19, an influential think tank will say today.The Institute for Fis [...]

Read full article: ‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year fro...→
Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'responding to pandemic on the cheap', claims Andy Burnham as Manchester deadline looms

Andy Burnham has accused the Chancellor of "trying to penny pinch" and "responding to the pandemic on the cheap" as the Mayor of Greater Manchester gears up fo [...]

Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak 'respo...→
The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

The Welsh “firebreak” is a lockdown made in Westminster

Wales will return to a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Friday 23 October, the First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The measure is, in part, a wh [...]

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ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA: Rishi Sunak urged to scrap tax-free allowances to fund other savings support

ISA allowances have frequently been used as a tax-free, and therefore popular, way to save, however, a think-tank has suggested the measure should be scrapped [...]

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Alistair Darling urges Rishi Sunak to fight Covid recession 'like a war'

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned the economic effects of coronavirus could last a decade and urged the UK Government to support businesses and job [...]

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European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

Economists warn Europe’s economy could hit a double-dip recession with Covid-19 second wave... Economists worry rising coronavirus infections and fresh governm [...]

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Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with budget’

Rishi Sunak ‘can boost confidence with budget’

The chancellor needs to present a budget this autumn to help businesses and workers to see through the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, a former Treasu [...]

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Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss warns of employment consequences of Tier 2 measures

Pub lockdown warning: Greene King boss warns of employment consequences of Tier 2 measures

PUB Chief Executive of Greene King has called for Rishi Sunak to offer greater support to businesses as tougher coronavirus restrictions are implemented across [...]

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Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lockdowns as police given Test and Trace data - follow live

Burnham says Sunak 'the problem' over lockdowns as police given Test and Trace data - follow live

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has blamed the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, for being “the problem” in the row over a lockdown for the city.... The [...]

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Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the problem' in Tier 3 lockdown row

Andy Burnham says Rishi Sunak is 'the problem' in Tier 3 lockdown row

The mayor of Greater Manchester, who has called for more financial support for the area after it was plunged into a Tier 3 lockdown, says Rishi Sunak is 'the p [...]

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Thousands of Brits could be missing out on stamp duty holiday savings worth £15k

Thousands of Brits could be missing out on stamp duty holiday savings worth £15k

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the stamp duty holiday for Brits as part of his mini-Budget with the temporary tax relief due to end on March 31, 2021

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Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace data shared with police -LIVE

Lockdown row continues as Test and Trace data shared with police -LIVE

The row over a possible Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester is continuing , with Mayor Andy Burnham blaming Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being “the problem” amid confu [...]

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Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Mayor Andy Burnham has blamed Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being "the problem" in the row over a lockdown for Greater Manchester, as confusion was cast over talk [...]

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Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue schemes

Holes emerge in Rishi Sunak’s rescue schemes

When one of Greg Taylor’s clients tried to take out a government-backed loan to buy his wife a Range Rover, he thought he had seen it all. That was until Taylo [...]

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Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loopholes and force it to pay more tax

Rishi Sunak urged to plug Amazon loopholes and force it to pay more tax

AMAZON faces new laws to break its stranglehold on internet shopping ­ and force it to pay more tax. Ministers are considering extra safeguards to give smaller [...]

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Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to hold the line against a circuit-breaker lockdown

Opinion: Rishi Sunak is fighting hard to hold the line against a circuit-breaker lockdown

The chancellor will do all he can to prevent a short-term national lockdown, which he believes would be ineffective, cost more jobs, and cause unnecessary deat [...]

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Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m with new VAT hike ‘Kick in the teeth’

Rishi Sunak to cost holidaymakers £12m with new VAT hike ‘Kick in the teeth’

BRITISH holidaymakers could have to stump up an extra £12 million on airport shopping each year because of a new tax change, new analysis has revealed. It foll [...]

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Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting catastrophic economic pain’ on UK

Rishi Sunak warned he risks ‘inflicting catastrophic economic pain’ on UK

RISHI SUNAK risks inflicting serious economic pain on the UK as the country looks to negate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor has been war [...]

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Chamber and colleges team up for Kickstart

Chamber and colleges team up for Kickstart

The county's further education specialists are to work with a business organisation to deliver Rishi Sunak's Kickstart programme for young people.

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Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ former homelessness tsar warns

Britain facing ‘period of destitution,’ former homelessness tsar warns

THE government’s former homelessness adviser warned today that Britain faces a “period of destitution,” with families struggling to afford food and buy shoes f [...]

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Can't afford to join the Peloton revolution? Try these cheaper indoor cycling alternatives

Can't afford to join the Peloton revolution? Try these cheaper indoor cycling alternatives

Rishi Sunak is a fan of Peloton, but what if it's beyond your budget? We sampled some of the more affordable options instead

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Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi Sunak and the death of fun

Artist Polly Morgan on reptiles, Rishi Sunak and the death of fun

I know that snakes feature heavily in Polly Morgan’s art but I still do a double take when her partner, fellow artist Mat Collishaw, opens the door to the high [...]

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Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to every self-employed worker in UK

Martin Lewis issues urgent advice to every self-employed worker in UK

The scheme was established by Chancellor Rishi Sunak after the old furlough process wound down, with it set to end in two weeks time, on October 31

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Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's stark lockdown warning

Thursday morning news briefing: Sunak's stark lockdown warning

Plus: Manchester and London 'set for higher lockdown tiers' & PM demands round-the-clock Brexit talks

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Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap shots from sidelines’ with COVID plan

Rishi Sunak erupts at Labour’s ‘cheap shots from sidelines’ with COVID plan

Rishi Sunak has warned that a second national lockdown would cause "significant damage" to people's lives and livelihoods. In a Commons debate, the Chancellor [...]

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UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'

UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'

Medics favour series of short lockdowns ‘to buy time’ as chancellor Rishi Sunak says regional tiered action is best

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs

Rishi Sunak is one of a handful of cabinet ministers who are resisting calls Britain to enter a two-week circuit breaker lockdown. But a YouGov poll found 68 p [...]

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Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing north' with slashed grants for pubs

Rishi Sunak slammed for 'short-changing north' with slashed grants for pubs

The Chancellor announced last week that medium-sized venues forced to close in a Tier 3 lockdown would get £500 a week - far less than during the first lockdow [...]

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Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would inflict terrible harm

Rishi Sunak: New Covid lockdown would inflict terrible harm

Ministers braced for announcement of two-week 'circuit-breaker', but Chancellor warns measure would be 'blunt instrument'

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Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Commons for another lockdown

Johnson and Sunak defy calls in the Commons for another lockdown

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak tried to fight off growing pressure for another national lockdown today as other senior ministers said privately that it was inev [...]

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Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned tax rises would be 'unforgivable error'

Rishi Sunak backlash: Chancellor warned tax rises would be 'unforgivable error'

RISHI SUNAK has been warned raising taxes to repair public finances ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would be an "act of self-sabotage" in the midst of such [...]

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How the left can reclaim entrepreneurship

How the left can reclaim entrepreneurship

As our long autumn of discontent began, Rishi Sunak used his Conservative conference speech to conjure an image of a heroic figure capable of dispelling the gl [...]

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Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a tough winter for the UK due to Covid

Rishi Sunak warns a No Deal means a tough winter for the UK due to Covid

RISHI Sunak gave the Cabinet Brexit war committee a “reality check” on the “bumpy” winter coming if there is No Deal with the country already suffering because [...]

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Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoid 'act of self-sabotage'

Top think-tank warns Rishi Sunak to avoid 'act of self-sabotage'

With Britain's national debt topping £2trillion, the Centre for Policy Studies has warned Rishi Sunak a rise in taxes to cover the Covid-19 crisis could be an [...]

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Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube funding crisis 

Bosses tell Sunak to solve £5.7bn Tube funding crisis 

Business leaders say that a cut in funding for Transport for London will deter companies from doing business in the capital

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How Rishi Sunak battled scientists, Gove and Hancock in bid to see off circuit breaker lockdown

Cabinet ministers discussed for three weeks the guidance from Sage advisers which stated that a national lockdown of 28 days was needed

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Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoice to Rishi Sunak for student debt

Graphic designer sends £41,717.32 invoice to Rishi Sunak for student debt

"Since he feels people working in the arts sector should retrain and seek 'new opportunities' it seemed only fair to get a refund on my previous degree so I am [...]

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Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sunak to U-turn on Duty Free

Tory Mayor candidate Bailey calls on Sunak to U-turn on Duty Free

Conservative Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey today upped the pressure on chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse the plan to end duty free shopping for tourists. The go [...]

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North holds out for lockdown money as '67% of wages doesn't cut it!'

North holds out for lockdown money as '67% of wages doesn't cut it!'

They reacted after Rishi Sunak last night reiterated his new furlough scheme covering two-thirds of staff pay in firms forced legally to close under new rules, [...]

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Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline Matt Hancock over lockdown

Cabinet hawks Sunak and Johnson sideline Matt Hancock over lockdown

Mr Hancock, seen as a Cabinet 'dove' who supports efforts to protect health before the economy, was accused last week of trying to 'bounce' Mr Johnson into a h [...]

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Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Rishi Sunak reaffirms Government's Winter Economy Plan as new restrictions introduced

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has reaffirmed the Government's objectives of providing financial support during the next round of Covid-19 restriction [...]

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PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

PM announces three-tier Covid-19 restriction system: Round Up

All you need to know as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'can't wait to get stuck in', says expert

Boris 'wants to be liked' while Rishi 'can't wait to get stuck in', says expert

BORIS Johnson showed he still wants to be liked by voters while Chancellor Rishi Sunak looked like he ‘wants to get stuck in’ to tackling coronavirus during th [...]

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‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year from taxes’

‘Rishi Sunak needs £40bn more a year from taxes’

The Treasury will need to raise £40 billion more a year from taxes in the aftermath of Covid-19, an influential think tank will say today.The Institute for Fis [...]

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